Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Afraid to Say Merry Christmas in USA, but Not Everywhere

Year after year these days we hear the controversy about saying "Merry Christmas" in the United States. But why? Yes, I know that not everyone in the USA is Christian, but it IS a national holiday after all. We light a National Christmas Tree every year in Washington, D.C., as well as an official White House Christmas Tree. But now we see little "news" segments on which stores allow (or require) employees to say "Merry Christmas" and which ones prefer (require) "Happy Holidays" instead. This is not the questionable Presidents' Day, where we in theory celebrate the birth of at least 2 presidents, and in some views ALL presidents. This holiday on December 25 each year is Christmas.

Our history is rich with Christian references, which you can read all over this blog. But I remember my trip to Japan some years ago. Keeping in mind that Japan is less than 1% Christian, I was a little surprised to learn that they say "Merry Christmas" in signs everywhere. Are they celebrating the birth of Christ or celebrating another chance to sell more merchandise? Whether it is the former of the latter reason, they are not shy about saying "Merry Christmas" and we should not be either.

Read a more extensive discussion of this on the following link:

From 0.7% Christian Japan, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" To All (It Is Said & Seen EVERYWHERE Here)

1 comment:

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